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Cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle: An unusual case at a rare site.
J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2020 Jun; 15(3):249-252.JT

Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. It affects liver, lungs and rarely other organs. Medical imaging provide the basis for diagnosis. This case report describes an extremely rare location of cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle of the heart. We describe a 23-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath and productive cough. Laboratory investigations showed marked eosinophilia and anemia. Chest radiography and abdominal ultrasonography were unremarkable. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) identified two well-defined fluid densities in the right ventricle without contrast enhancement. A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed two cystic lesions in the right ventricular cavity that was attached to the interventricular septum. Hydatid cyst was the most likely diagnosis followed by the possibility of a congenital cardiac cyst. An open-heart surgery with cardiac cystectomy was performed. Post-operative analysis of the resected specimens showed multiple hydatid cysts with living scolices of Echinococcus granulosus. The patient recovered uneventfully and was discharged on oral albendazole.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen.Department of Diagnostic Radiology Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah, KSA.Department of Diagnostic Radiology Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah, KSA.Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah, KSA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32647522

Citation

Aljaber, Nouradden N., et al. "Cardiac Hydatid Cyst in the Right Ventricle: an Unusual Case at a Rare Site." Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, vol. 15, no. 3, 2020, pp. 249-252.
Aljaber NN, Alshoabi SA, Qurashi AA, et al. Cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle: An unusual case at a rare site. J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2020;15(3):249-252.
Aljaber, N. N., Alshoabi, S. A., Qurashi, A. A., & Daqqaq, T. S. (2020). Cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle: An unusual case at a rare site. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 15(3), 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2020.02.004
Aljaber NN, et al. Cardiac Hydatid Cyst in the Right Ventricle: an Unusual Case at a Rare Site. J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2020;15(3):249-252. PubMed PMID: 32647522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle: An unusual case at a rare site. AU - Aljaber,Nouradden N, AU - Alshoabi,Sultan A, AU - Qurashi,Abdulaziz A, AU - Daqqaq,Tareef S, Y1 - 2020/03/25/ PY - 2019/12/14/received PY - 2020/02/14/revised PY - 2020/02/19/accepted PY - 2020/7/11/entrez PY - 2020/7/11/pubmed PY - 2020/7/11/medline KW - Cardiac cystectomy KW - Echinococcus granulosus KW - Hydatid cyst KW - Right ventricle SP - 249 EP - 252 JF - Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences JO - J Taibah Univ Med Sci VL - 15 IS - 3 N2 - Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. It affects liver, lungs and rarely other organs. Medical imaging provide the basis for diagnosis. This case report describes an extremely rare location of cardiac hydatid cyst in the right ventricle of the heart. We describe a 23-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath and productive cough. Laboratory investigations showed marked eosinophilia and anemia. Chest radiography and abdominal ultrasonography were unremarkable. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) identified two well-defined fluid densities in the right ventricle without contrast enhancement. A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed two cystic lesions in the right ventricular cavity that was attached to the interventricular septum. Hydatid cyst was the most likely diagnosis followed by the possibility of a congenital cardiac cyst. An open-heart surgery with cardiac cystectomy was performed. Post-operative analysis of the resected specimens showed multiple hydatid cysts with living scolices of Echinococcus granulosus. The patient recovered uneventfully and was discharged on oral albendazole. SN - 1658-3612 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32647522/Cardiac_hydatid_cyst_in_the_right_ventricle:_An_unusual_case_at_a_rare_site DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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